Posts Categorized: Family

Protect your skin

As the days grow longer and warmer, kids will begin to spend more time outdoors — at the ball fields, chasing butterflies, making sandcastles, and hanging out by the pool. Yet, too much sun exposure without proper protection can bring an end to any fun in the sun. Despite the fact that sun tanning and…
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Tablets and e-readers offer new hope for those with low vision

Move over hand magnifiers. Tablet computers and e-readers are changing the way people with low vision read. For patients with central vision loss from conditions such as macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy, font enlargement, or relative size magnification, and contrast enhancement are critical to improving reading performance. Traditional optical magnifiers, which were once the primary…
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Are you prepared for severe weather?

Weather can be finicky, and it’s always out of our control. But you can be prepared for what the weather throws our way. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends you have an emergency kit, a plan and you stay informed. The CDC recommends you talk to your family about any possible situations that…
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Take one daily. Or should you?

Multivitamins come in all shapes, flavors and now you can chew a gummy instead of swallow a pill. Recently, a series of studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggested that multivitamins don’t benefit your health. But Diana Pantalos, R.D., a nutritionist at Weisskopf Child Evaluation Center in the Department of Pediatrics at UofL, says…
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